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Who invented the piano? And why was he forgotten?

Bartolomeo Cristofori's legacy teaches us a lot about genius in the 18th century.
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interesting history on the invention of the piano

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How playing an instrument benefits your brain

“ View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-playing-an-instrument-benefits-your-brain-anita-collins When you listen to music, multiple areas of your brai...”
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Dan Massoth's curator insight, January 24, 2015 2:16 AM

More brain research describing what we have seen for years in our classrooms.

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Music education advocacy videos you need to watch

Music education advocacy videos you need to watch | music | Scoop.it
“ There are a lot of great resources out there, but these are music education advocacy videos I keep coming back to. Enjoy!”
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10 Compelling Studies Favoring Greater Support for K-12 Music Education - Music School Central

10 Compelling Studies Favoring Greater Support for K-12 Music Education - Music School Central | music | Scoop.it
“ Don't think music education is important? Find out how important music is to human development with these 10 compelling studies favoring K-12 music education”
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Why Is Music Education Important?

Why Is Music Education Important? | music | Scoop.it
“In the hands of a child with talent, passion and persistence, an instrument can change a life.”
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Dan Massoth's curator insight, February 9, 2015 1:13 AM

Not research-based but hard to argue...

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I See Music Because I Have Synesthesia, So I Decided To Paint What I Hear

I See Music Because I Have Synesthesia, So I Decided To Paint What I Hear | music | Scoop.it
As a synesthete, the music I hear is translated into a flow of texture and colors. Synethesia, although not disorientating, can sometimes leave me at odds trying to describe what I can see to others. Painting in oils and acrylics is a way to express and exhibit the beautiful colors that I see on a day to day basis, whether it's hearing someone's name, or that song on the radio.
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TOO MANY ZOOZ rocks Union Square. - YouTube

Buy their album at http://toomanyzooz.bandcamp.com/album/f-note ! (RT @gilbhas: Street musician at a subway station in NYC. Awesome band is awesome!

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Dan Pink - A Hardheaded Case for Music Education

Dan Pink - A Hardheaded Case for Music Education | music | Scoop.it
“ Texas Music Educators Association”
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Dan Massoth's curator insight, January 24, 2015 2:29 AM

An award-winning author's perspective on the importance of music education in our schools. Be sure to catch the quote from Georgia Tech about needing students who can do more than math and science.

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An award-winning author's perspective on the importance of music education in our schools. Be sure to catch the quote from Georgia Tech about needing students who can do more than math and science.

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TEDxSydney - The Value of Music Education - Richard Gill

“ Music educator Richard Gill argues the case for igniting the imagination through music and for making our own music. In this talk, he leads the TEDxSydney au...”
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The Twelve Benefits of Music Education

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“Twelve Benefits of Music Education”
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Dan Massoth's curator insight, February 20, 2015 5:41 AM

Yet another good list a reasons why we teach music.

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Good reasons why your child should study music

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“Good reasons why your child should study music”
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Circle of Fifths

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The Circle of Fifths illustrates how many sharps or flats are in a Key Signature. It also shows how songs are written using the Major Scale and Diatonic Harmony.
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